WHY: You’ve never skied this Utah before. Brian Head’s redrock-and-desert landscape is oddly beautiful, and its summit, at 11,307 feet, makes it Utah’s highest resort. Day trips to Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks? Yes, please.
WHAT: When conditions allow, grab your backcountry gear and a friend and head out the gate to double-black Devo’s Pitch, off Brian Head Peak.
WHERE: It’s just three and a half hours to Vegas. What would Hunter S. Thompson do?